About Wessex Websites
Based in Street, Somerset, we are Wessex Websites. We design and build websites for all but focus on small and new businesses. We believe in transparent pricing and a reliable service. We offer fully inclusive packages to help you get online fast and make you easily discoverable without hidden additional costs.
We are only here due to our own personal experience in sourcing such services ourselves back in 2013-2014. Having used both smaller developers and larger bluechip companies and spending out close to £10,000 resulting in website solutions which were incomplete or unusable, we thought there had to be another way. This encouraged us to learn all aspects of how to build websites, starting off with the basics and slowly learning more along the way. As with anything, the more time we spent working on the design and build of websites, this opened us up to all other aspects which work alongside design and build such as Google services, Google Ads, SEO to name a few.
Our personal experience offers us the unique perspective from both the customers viewpoint and the designers. We have built relationships with SEO, Google Ads & Social Media specialists for advanced campaigns, but we can also manage smaller campaigns for everyday, smaller businesses in-house to allow a smaller budget to go further.
If you would like to understand more about us and what we can do for you, please contact us here
About Web Design
It is important to know the basics of what is included in your website design, especially if you're shopping around. Knowing where you stand with all associated costs will ensure you're not left feeling shortchanged.
The design and build is the timely part when creating a website, but there is much more to consider in the process of getting your website online correctly and getting your business found easily.
Below, you will find a list of commonly used topics and services with a brief description to give you a better idea. These services aren't optional most of the time and all need to be incorporated in your new website.
This is the service where your website is created, which is the majority of time spent for developers. Most developers will build you a new website with basic google services in mind, as standard.
Website Design & Build
This is used as a testing and personalisation tool to better optimise your website and create a better experience for users. Intergrates with Google Analytics for advanced reporting and targeting.
This is a security protocol that creates an encrypted link between a web server and web browser. Companies and organisations need to add SSL certificates to their websites to secure online transactions and keep customer information private and secure.
This is the service where storage and computing resources are provided to an individual or organisation for the accommodation and maintenance of one or more websites and related services.
This is the name of a website. It's what comes after @ in an email address, or after www. in a web address. This is the name of how people typically find you online. An example is www.wessexwebsites.co.uk
Google My Business
Google business profile is a tool for businesses and organisations to manage their online presence across google. Here, you can edit your business information, as well as collect reviews.
Google Analytics is a service that provides statistics and tools for search engine optimisation (SEO) and marketing purposes. SEO is the process of building traffic for free from organic or natural search results in search engines like google. SEO aims to improve your overall position in search results.
Analytics & SEO
E-Commerce, also known as electronic commerce or internet commerce, refers to the buying and selling of goods or services using the internet, and the transfer of money and data to execute these transactions.
DATA & GDPR
Data protection means keeping data safe from unauthorised access. Data privacy means empowering your users to make their own decisions about who can process their data and for what purpose.